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Updated: 14 Feb 12

Opened: Oct 1942

Closed: continues to operate as Humberside International Airport

ICAO Code: EGNJ

Airfield code :: KG > HS

ICAO Code :: EGNJ

Airfield call sign :: RISKY

Squadrons based here:

166 Sqn :: Jan 1943 - 1945

150 Sqn :: 1942 - 1945

142 Sqn :: ??

153 Sqn :: ??

15 (P) Advanced Flying Unit ::

RAF Kirmington was a wartime bomber base. Construction work began in 1941 and it opened in Oct 1942 with 140 Sqn's Wellington. It closed in 1945 and between 1960 and 1968 the local council first began to consider commercial development as a regional airport. Using the existing runways as the core of the development the council bought the 288 acre site for £320,000 in 1969. It has acted as a civil airport since 1974. There are now daily charter and scheduled flights from what has become Humberside International Airport.

Open: Free views of the apron and runway are available.

The Wartime Memories Project has some recollections from Kirmington-based crews :: click here

Sgt Roy Keen's personal account of life with 166 Sqn at Kirmington is on the Air-Scene UK site :: click here

The Viking Way long-distance footpath passes the airfield to the west.

 

 


location of RAF Kirmingtonin relation to Lincolnshire - click here for full-size map showing all station locations

RAF Kirmington memorials

Buy an aerial photo of RAF Kirmington on GetMapping.com

RAF Kirmington page on Royal Air Force website

History of Humberside International Airport

Humberside International Airport website

RAF Kirmington memories on the Wartime Memories Project

Roy Keen's account of 166 Sqn

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